|Salary:||£40,524 to £58,895|
|Placed On:||21st September 2023|
|Closes:||19th October 2023|
As a part of research under the EPSRC funded projects ‘Transforming networks - building an intelligent optical infrastructure (TRANSNET)’ and ‘Extremely Wideband Optical Communication Systems (EWOC)’ being carried out by the Optical Networks Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL, we are looking to recruit two researchers either at Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow level.
The aims of the project are to investigate wideband, spectrally efficient data transmission, employing advanced signal formats and digital signal processing methods, with the aim of exploring the fundamental physical phenomena governing such systems and experimentally demonstrating world-record data throughputs for single-mode fibre systems.
About the role
One post is intelligent networks based. The researcher will:
The other post is experimental based. The researcher will:
The posts are available from 1st January 2024 for 18 months in the first instance. Further funding to support the posts may be available.
For both posts, applicants should have a PhD (or about to submit) in a relevant branch of science or engineering (Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering or Physics). Knowledge of noise, distortion/nonlinearity and crosstalk from electronic and optoelectronic devices is essential, as well as knowledge of advanced electronic and optical test instruments (e.g., spectrum analyser, oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators).
For the intelligent networks based post, applicants should demonstrate knowledge of machine learning methods for optical networks including reinforcement learning, graph neural networks and operations research approaches. Experience developing programs implementing machine learning algorithms (e.g., use of TensorFlow, PyTorch, JAX) is required.
For the experimental based post, candidates should possess hands-on experience of state-of-the art test & measurement equipment (spectrum analyser, oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators) and their control for automation of research experiments.
To be appointed at Senior Research Fellow level, the successful candidate will have significant post-doctoral experience on research (theoretical and experimental) associated with optical fibre communications.
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